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Summer Internship Program: American Politics

Program Includes:

  • Applied Politics Internship in Washington DC (4.5 days per week)
  • Seminar in American Politics (3 credits)
  • Your choice of either American University housing or independently-arranged off-campus housing

The Internship in American Politics

We pride ourselves on the professional internships that are offered with our Summer Internship Program. Through your internship, you'll gain practical knowledge in your field, network, and gain valuable experience to help you get noticed in today's challenging job market.

Previous Internship Sites Include:

  • The White House
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Republican National Committee
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Republican Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Green Party of America
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • National Abortion Rights Action League
  • Emily's List
  • Congressional and Senate Offices
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • American Red Cross
  • Feminist Majority Foundation
  • ALO-CIO
  • Common Cause
  • American Democracy Institute
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • C-SPAN

The Seminar in American Politics

Our seminar in American Politics is geared to giving you in-depth knowledge in the political field. In addition to studying the topics in a traditional classroom setting, you will gain valuable insights by discussing the issues first-hand with political experts. These insights allow you to more fully understand the issues in the field of political science; a critical asset that will aid you in your future endeavors.

Sample Seminar Topics:

  • Elections and Campaigns: Strategies, Campaign Organizations, and Media
  • Economic and Social Policy
  • The Media: 24/7 News Coverage and Politics
  • The Chief Justice John Roberts Supreme Court
  • How Congress and the White House Really Work
  • Campaign Finance Reform: The Next Step Taxes and the Budget: Can a Balance be Struck?
  • How Well is "No Child Left Behind" Working?
  • Religion and Politics
  • Civil Liberties and Rights
  • Immigration Reform
  • The Influence of Organizations on Policy